Executive Director of African Operations
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Nneka is responsible for the operations and implementation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s existing work in Africa, as well as for developing IHI’s portfolio in Africa as part of the organization’s work in low- and middle-income countries. Previously, she was Vice President of Community Health and Population Health Management at the Connecticut Hospital Association, where she built broad-based constituencies to address health disparities, provided leadership to hospitals in the area of population health management, and devised statewide health initiatives to better address community health and reduce costs. As a consultant for McKinsey & Company, she worked primarily in the area of strategy development for payers and providers, health care IT, and pharmaceutical companies. Before joining McKinsey, Nneka completed a pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. At The World Bank, she worked on investing in private health care in resource-poor countries and developing the health care strategy for Africa. She has significant clinical and public health experience, particularly in the area of pediatric HIV. In March of 2014 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.